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What to wear to greet springtime? Floral dresses, of course. What would Miranda Priestly have to say about that?

A brand I love, Parker, recently approached me for a #MOMGOALS Q&A.  I thought, "ME?! Mom goals?!"  I could think of so many other mamas that have it way more together than I do.  But then I thought, "You know what? We are all just doing our best!"


I'm not hitting festival season, but I am fresh off a chic trip to the desert!  It was nice to leave behind snowy NYC for a week in sunny Arizona for a very special Passover trip spent with my family. 

When it comes to purses, I’m not just looking for a bag to carry, I need a bag to carry me throughout my day. As a mama-on-the-move in NYC, my purse is not just an accessory; it’s a necessity.

As you may be aware, I’ve been known to make more than my fair share of donut runs and my girls definitely inherited my sweet tooth! While I’m certainly not a total stickler for nutrition, we have been trying to limit our sweets intake to items that are not overly processed and made with real ingredients.

Passover is my favorite week of the year!  It is a protected time to unplug, get spiritual, relax, and most importantly to me, spend time with family.  It is hard to believe it is just a few short weeks away! We are traveling to Arizona again this year with my parents and my brother and his wife.  I cannot wait, but I am also pretty unprepared, as I tend to be last minute with organizing and packing.  It dawned on me that I needed to get moving, when my friend, Lauren, asked me for shopping recommendations for modest vacation picks.  She suggested I share what I was sending her on my blog. I took a poll, and you all agreed! 

Usually taking life one day at a time is a great approach for me, but recently it bit me in the butt when I realized I had two black tie weddings on the immediate horizon with nothing appropriate to wear. Jovani to the rescue!

When I was a kid, I always wanted to dress to match my mommy.  We had these matching Laura Ashley floral jumpsuits and I begged her to wear them everyday.  She couldn’t stand it! She probably gave hers away with the tags still intact.  One might think I would outgrow my affinity for the matchy-matchy after the age of 7, but such was not the case. 

My number one goal as a mother is to encourage my girls to feel confident.  I want them to know that while there is no easy path to success, the end goal is still possible.  The world can be cruel, and the people in it will inevitably try to tear us down.  The challenges and failures we face can strengthen character, which is beneficial, as long as the trials don't paralyze us from pushing forward.  

Winter can be a challenging time to entertain kids, especially in NYC.  The days are at their shortest, with the sun coming up around 8 AM and basically down by 4 PM, but the hours go by in slow motion. We all go stir-crazy with too much time at home.  Our apartment walls feel like they can start to close in on us.  The mess of toys looks like a war zone.  My girls repeatedly fight over the same Barbie.  If I hear, “MOMMY IT’S NOT FAIR! I had it FIRST!” one more time, I’m honestly going to lose it. 

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